A Note to Mama Coach

A Note to Mama Coach

by Lisa Wehry

As a parent, (and especially as a mother), I think it is extremely important to remember what it feels like or what it means to be a child.             

The Apostle John reminds us in I John 3:1-2, “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called *children of God ; and so we are… Beloved, we are *God’s children now and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when He appears we shall be like Him.” (*Emphasis mine)

My husband is an amazing connector; mentoring and discipling hundreds of young and older men including his own sons and grandsons; but l’m going to let you in on a secret…when he was younger… he was a terror, a stinker, a constant “being” in crazy motion!! He was literally kicked out of kindergarten! Definitely not the teenager you would want your son or daughter to hangout with! But somewhere along the way, his mom, his stepdad, a teacher, a coach, showed grace, loved him no matter what and kept bouncing him back into the “light”.

If we can stop and remember, we are still “children” growing in Christ, we might be able to give that extra measure of grace when our kids have gotten on our “last nerve.” The truth of the matter is, when it’s all said and done… they will resemble us!

 

Connect:  Put a container out somewhere that the family can see, cut some colored paper and have everyone write something they are grateful for and on the other side, something that speaks love to them (i.e. Mom- grateful for squishy hugs/ loves her feet rubbed). Do one each day for a week.

Starting with the youngest to the oldest, at supper time or whatever works for you, let each one pick out a paper and read it out loud and do that act for the other family member. (If they pick their own, they just put it back and pick again. Depending on how big your family is and how much time you have, you can do 1 or 2 a night.)

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